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    Just wondering if anyone has been on the Caney in the last few days...? I'll probably be hitting it on Sunday and wondered if the fish are keying on "normal" stuff again or are they still looking for shad... For that matter, are shad still coming through or is that over?
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    Spoke to a friend of mine who went yesterday. He said there were a few shad coming through but nothing like a few weeks ago. Said he picked up a couple on midges, but the real ticket was an olive bugger.

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    Thanks! I may have to tie up a few streamers and/or buggers that look like shad tomorrow night...

    I should have mentioned, if anyone is interested in joining me to fish the Caney Sunday morning, send me a PM....
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    You didn't hear this from me, a small white clouser in deepwater, midges in skinny stuff, i'll be on the river with a couple of friends, probably downstream looking for buffalo.

    Grumpy

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    Last 2 weekends my sons and I have had success fishing a bugger. Best results were with a chrome and white combination. Caught 8 rainbows and browns in a 90 minute period without moving 20 yards. All were over 15 with most were over 18 inches. All are still there.

    We are new to fishing tailwaters and had been told by shops to fish the tiny midges. We switched after seeing the browns chasing shad our first day.

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    Txbrown, welcome to the board and thanks for the heads up! Out of curiosity, have you been doing well on the upper river or farther down?

    Grumpy, I never have tied into one of those buffalo fish although I've spent a bit of time casting over some at Happy (or some other carp looking fish). Do they eat "normal" trout flies or is it top secret?
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    Plateau,
    I am supposed to float the Taccoa tomorrow or I would go with you. I spoke with a guy who fished it last weekend (LandonH) he said he fished from Happy Hollow up and took 30 fish, the largest a 23" brown. It was his first trip and he is now officially spoiled and a Caney fan. I didn't ask what he used though. Maybe he will get in on this thread.
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    Thanks. Been a reader for over a year. I have enjoyed learning about trout fishing from this board. I started FF growing up in KY for bluegill and bass. Moved to TX and learned saltwater. Now living in TN and learning trout. I do love the 2 & 3 wgt FF.

    We have been doing well in the Happy Hollow area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plateau Angler View Post
    Grumpy, I never have tied into one of those buffalo fish although I've spent a bit of time casting over some at Happy (or some other carp looking fish). Do they eat "normal" trout flies or is it top secret?
    They love crayfish, when they are really into the spawn, we've had them hit just about anything, you have to put it on their nose though.

    Grumpy

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    Well, I hit the Caney today and had one of the best days I've had there in a long time. Water was low and clear all morning making it easy to spot fish. Started with a dry and zebra midge dropper which I used until the generation hit. Caught lots of fish today with plenty in the 14-16 inch range. I also missed 4 that were probably 18-20 inches and one that was an absolute hog. The really large one hit a streamer I was stripping hard during the pulse but didn't connect with the hook. Today I finally discovered what the big deal is with streamers...I've never had tons of luck fishing them but today the big browns were all over it even if I was having a hard time connecting with them. It will make your heart stop to see a huge buttery brown torpedo come up and swirl on your streamer... I did manage 3 or 4 fish on the streamer but no hogs... I've gotta take my canoe down there and float sometime soon. If you can cover a lot of water, I would think you could boat a lot of quality fish.

    The river is in really good shape right now with excellent representation from all sizes/ages of fish. The fish are very healthy with even the 14 inch rainbows pulling like a freight train on the 5 wt...good times and I'll have to do it again soon!!!
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